Central City Takes Advantage of Compact Building Patterns

No state has developed in a more irrational manner than Florida. Its aging population is required to drive for nearly every trip.

And its homes, for the most part, are separated from public and commercial activity by great distances. Sarasota (population 60,000) is an exception. It’s one of the few Florida cities to consciously redevelop its downtown with pedestrians in mind. It has stacked condos on top of shops, restaurants and art galleries in a compact central district that allows residents to stroll and feel a part of the city. A waterfront park and a downtown grocery (Whole Foods) add to the livability.

Excerpt from LandOf.org. Read the full article here.

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